Chiasmata

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Chiasmata is the region of crossing over between two homologous chromosomes during [[Propase I|Propase I]] of [[meiosis|meiosis]]. At the chiasmata, [[homologous chromosomes |homologous chromosomes]] exchange [[genes|genes]]. This allows genetic information from both the paternal and maternal chromatids to be exchanged, and a recombination of paternal and maternal genes can be passed down to the progeny. This process is important in diploid organisms to ensure variation in the progeny.&nbsp;<ref>Hartl, D.L. Ruvolo, M., 2012. Genetics: Analysis of Genes and Genomes. 8th ed. Jones Bartlett Learning.</ref><br>  
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Chiasmata is the region of crossing over between two homologous chromosomes during [[Propase I|Propase I]] of [[Meiosis|meiosis]]. At the chiasmata, [[Homologous chromosomes|homologous chromosomes]] exchange [[Genes|genes]],&nbsp;allowing genetic information from both the paternal and maternal chromatids to be exchanged, and a recombination of paternal and maternal genes can be passed down to the progeny. This process is important in diploid organisms to ensure variation in the progeny.&nbsp;<ref>Hartl, D.L. Ruvolo, M., 2012. Genetics: Analysis of Genes and Genomes. 8th ed. Jones Bartlett Learning.</ref><br>
  
 
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Chiasmata is the region of crossing over between two homologous chromosomes during Propase I of meiosis. At the chiasmata, homologous chromosomes exchange genes, allowing genetic information from both the paternal and maternal chromatids to be exchanged, and a recombination of paternal and maternal genes can be passed down to the progeny. This process is important in diploid organisms to ensure variation in the progeny. [1]

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  1. Hartl, D.L. Ruvolo, M., 2012. Genetics: Analysis of Genes and Genomes. 8th ed. Jones Bartlett Learning.
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